Period
to 16 January 2019

The median contractor rate for a DevOps Engineer was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 16 January 2019.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Development Operations Engineer
England > North West
6 months to
16 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 55 65 119
Rank change year-on-year +10 +54 +59
Contract jobs requiring a DevOps Engineer 221 169 104
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 3.91% 3.11% 1.70%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.13% 3.25% 1.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 189 155 74
North West median daily rate £550 £500 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +16.28% +7.50%
10th Percentile £404 £400 £390
90th Percentile £700 £638 £600
England median daily rate £550 £525 £500
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 1
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £61.25 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -42.86% +88.46% -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £50.00 £53.75
% change year-on-year -30.00% -6.98% -10.42%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
North West
Contract vacancies in the North West with a recognized job title 5,355 5,202 5,782
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.69% 95.63% 94.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,362 3,319 3,727
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £240 £238 £240
90th Percentile £582 £598 £575
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 320 264 219
North West median hourly rate £20.00 £17.74 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.74% +1.37% -17.84%
10th Percentile £11.28 £11.25 £11.00
90th Percentile £47.50 £48.70 £48.75
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £18.16
% change year-on-year +1.08% +1.90% +0.86%

DevOps Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings that featured DevOps Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for DevOps Engineer in the North West

DevOps Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing DevOps Engineer in the North West.

Contractor daily rate trend for DevOps Engineer in the North West

DevOps Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing DevOps Engineer in the North West over the 6 months to 16 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for DevOps Engineer in the North West

DevOps Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing DevOps Engineer in the North West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for DevOps Engineer in the North West

DevOps Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing DevOps Engineer in the North West over the 6 months to 16 January 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for DevOps Engineer in the North West

DevOps Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing DevOps Engineer within the North West region over the 6 months to 16 January 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +12 129 £570 +26.67% 38
Lancashire +2 38 £550 +2.80% 6
Cheshire -6 34 £425 -15.00% 4
Merseyside -8 6 £538 -2.27% 3
DevOps Engineer
England

DevOps Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 16 January 2019, DevOps Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the North West region featuring DevOps Engineer in the job title.

1 221 (100.00%) DevOps
2 119 (53.85%) Puppet
3 108 (48.87%) Jenkins
4 105 (47.51%) Amazon AWS
5 104 (47.06%) Terraform
6 101 (45.70%) Docker
7 100 (45.25%) Linux
8 93 (42.08%) Python
9 86 (38.91%) Ansible
10 71 (32.13%) Java
11 66 (29.86%) Opscode Chef
12 65 (29.41%) Microsoft Azure
13 63 (28.51%) Git (software)
14 52 (23.53%) Configuration Management
15 50 (22.62%) Continuous Integration
16 48 (21.72%) Agile Software Development
17 47 (21.27%) Open Source
18 46 (20.81%) Shell Script
19 44 (19.91%) nginx
20 41 (18.55%) Kubernetes
21 40 (18.10%) Bash Shell
22 37 (16.74%) AWS CloudFormation
22 37 (16.74%) Windows
23 34 (15.38%) Travis CI
24 33 (14.93%) Amazon EC2
24 33 (14.93%) PaaS
25 32 (14.48%) MySQL
25 32 (14.48%) HTTP
26 30 (13.57%) GitLab
27 29 (13.12%) Elastic Stack

DevOps Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 44 (19.91%) nginx
2 24 (10.86%) Cloud Foundry
3 19 (8.60%) Apache
4 14 (6.33%) Tomcat
5 13 (5.88%) Tuxedo
6 12 (5.43%) IIS
7 10 (4.52%) Confluence
8 9 (4.07%) Jetty
8 9 (4.07%) Mongrel
8 9 (4.07%) WebSphere
9 8 (3.62%) SharePoint
10 4 (1.81%) Elasticsearch
11 2 (0.90%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 2 (0.90%) Distributed Ledger
1 2 (0.90%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 105 (47.51%) Amazon AWS
2 65 (29.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 37 (16.74%) AWS CloudFormation
4 33 (14.93%) Amazon EC2
4 33 (14.93%) PaaS
5 24 (10.86%) npm
6 18 (8.14%) Amazon S3
6 18 (8.14%) Cloud Computing
7 17 (7.69%) Google Cloud Platform
8 13 (5.88%) Amazon ELB
8 13 (5.88%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 12 (5.43%) Route 53
10 8 (3.62%) Amazon SQS
10 8 (3.62%) Google App Engine
11 7 (3.17%) OpenShift
12 6 (2.71%) IaaS
12 6 (2.71%) Serverless
13 4 (1.81%) AWS Lambda
14 2 (0.90%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 2 (0.90%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 32 (14.48%) HTTP
2 22 (9.95%) TCP/IP
3 19 (8.60%) DNS
4 15 (6.79%) SSL
5 13 (5.88%) DHCP
5 13 (5.88%) FTP
5 13 (5.88%) IPsec
6 7 (3.17%) VPN
7 6 (2.71%) Firewall
8 4 (1.81%) Internet
9 3 (1.36%) Network Security
9 3 (1.36%) VLAN
10 2 (0.90%) AMQP
11 1 (0.45%) ICMP
11 1 (0.45%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (14.48%) MySQL
2 23 (10.41%) PostgreSQL
3 20 (9.05%) MongoDB
4 12 (5.43%) Apache Cassandra
5 10 (4.52%) SQL Server
6 9 (4.07%) Azure SQL Database
6 9 (4.07%) Big Data
6 9 (4.07%) Hadoop
7 6 (2.71%) Pentaho
8 5 (2.26%) RDBMS
8 5 (2.26%) Relational Database
9 4 (1.81%) Amazon Redshift
10 3 (1.36%) Amazon RDS
11 2 (0.90%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 2 (0.90%) Blockchain
12 1 (0.45%) Apache Hive
12 1 (0.45%) HBase
12 1 (0.45%) NoSQL
12 1 (0.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 1 (0.45%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 108 (48.87%) Jenkins
2 63 (28.51%) Git (software)
3 34 (15.38%) Travis CI
4 30 (13.57%) GitLab
5 28 (12.67%) Maven
6 26 (11.76%) Gradle
7 25 (11.31%) Artifactory
8 24 (10.86%) CircleCI
8 24 (10.86%) gulp
8 24 (10.86%) IBM UrbanCode
9 22 (9.95%) SonarQube
10 19 (8.60%) JIRA
10 19 (8.60%) Visual Studio Team System
11 11 (4.98%) Octopus Deploy
12 10 (4.52%) Selenium
13 8 (3.62%) Cucumber
14 7 (3.17%) JUnit
14 7 (3.17%) Team Foundation Server
15 6 (2.71%) JMeter
16 5 (2.26%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 6 (2.71%) Retail
2 5 (2.26%) Finance
3 4 (1.81%) Banking
4 2 (0.90%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.45%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (13.12%) Elastic Stack
2 23 (10.41%) .NET
3 15 (6.79%) Servlets
4 13 (5.88%) Middleware
5 12 (5.43%) Node.js
5 12 (5.43%) Web Services
6 9 (4.07%) J2EE
7 6 (2.71%) YAML
8 5 (2.26%) hapi
8 5 (2.26%) JSON
8 5 (2.26%) RabbitMQ
8 5 (2.26%) XML
9 4 (1.81%) Kafka
9 4 (1.81%) LAPP Stack
9 4 (1.81%) Spring
9 4 (1.81%) WSGI
10 3 (1.36%) LAMP
10 3 (1.36%) Sensu
11 2 (0.90%) LEMP Stack
11 2 (0.90%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 7 (3.17%) Public Cloud
2 4 (1.81%) Greenfield Project
2 4 (1.81%) Hybrid Cloud
3 3 (1.36%) Data Centre
3 3 (1.36%) Linux Command Line
4 2 (0.90%) Clustering
4 2 (0.90%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.45%) Fintech
5 1 (0.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (0.45%) PKI
5 1 (0.45%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 100 (45.25%) Linux
2 37 (16.74%) Windows
3 24 (10.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 19 (8.60%) CentOS
5 15 (6.79%) Unix
6 14 (6.33%) Windows Server
7 2 (0.90%) SUSE
7 2 (0.90%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 221 (100.00%) DevOps
2 52 (23.53%) Configuration Management
3 50 (22.62%) Continuous Integration
4 48 (21.72%) Agile Software Development
5 47 (21.27%) Open Source
6 29 (13.12%) Continuous Deployment
7 24 (10.86%) Test Automation
8 22 (9.95%) Microservices
9 16 (7.24%) Scrum
10 12 (5.43%) Deployment Automation
10 12 (5.43%) Software Deployment
10 12 (5.43%) Unit Testing
11 10 (4.52%) Infrastructure Monitoring
11 10 (4.52%) Migration
12 9 (4.07%) Continuous Delivery
13 8 (3.62%) Build Automation
13 8 (3.62%) Digital Transformation Programme
13 8 (3.62%) Problem-Solving
14 7 (3.17%) E-Commerce
14 7 (3.17%) Web Operations
Programming Languages
1 93 (42.08%) Python
2 71 (32.13%) Java
3 46 (20.81%) Shell Script
4 40 (18.10%) Bash Shell
5 28 (12.67%) SQL
6 27 (12.22%) Groovy
7 25 (11.31%) Ruby
8 19 (8.60%) Perl
9 14 (6.33%) PowerShell
10 11 (4.98%) PHP
11 4 (1.81%) Java 8
12 3 (1.36%) C#
12 3 (1.36%) JavaScript
13 2 (0.90%) PHP 7
13 2 (0.90%) T-SQL
14 1 (0.45%) C
14 1 (0.45%) Go
14 1 (0.45%) VBA
Qualifications
1 17 (7.69%) Security Cleared
2 15 (6.79%) SC Cleared
3 4 (1.81%) AWS Certification
3 4 (1.81%) BPSS Clearance
3 4 (1.81%) CCA
4 2 (0.90%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (0.90%) QA
2 1 (0.45%) GDPR
System Software
1 101 (45.70%) Docker
2 28 (12.67%) Virtual Machines
3 13 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (3.62%) Xen
5 3 (1.36%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.45%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 119 (53.85%) Puppet
2 104 (47.06%) Terraform
3 86 (38.91%) Ansible
4 66 (29.86%) Opscode Chef
5 41 (18.55%) Kubernetes
6 16 (7.24%) Packer
6 16 (7.24%) Salt
7 15 (6.79%) Prometheus
8 11 (4.98%) Grafana
9 7 (3.17%) Rancher
10 5 (2.26%) logstash
11 3 (1.36%) Kibana
12 2 (0.90%) Rundeck
12 2 (0.90%) ZABBIX
13 1 (0.45%) Consul
13 1 (0.45%) Docker Swarm
13 1 (0.45%) Mesos
13 1 (0.45%) Nagios
Vendors
1 25 (11.31%) Oracle
2 23 (10.41%) VMware
3 21 (9.50%) Google
4 17 (7.69%) Microsoft
5 10 (4.52%) Red Hat
6 9 (4.07%) Black Duck
6 9 (4.07%) Cloudera
7 6 (2.71%) Hortonworks
8 4 (1.81%) PagerDuty
9 3 (1.36%) Splunk
10 1 (0.45%) Atlassian
10 1 (0.45%) IBM
10 1 (0.45%) New Relic
10 1 (0.45%) SaltStack
10 1 (0.45%) SAP
10 1 (0.45%) WSO2